The Outsider: Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment

Tuesday, 9/16/2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Event Type

Lecture/Panel Discussion
Act 48/CEU Credits Offered
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Albert M. Greenfield, a Russian immigrant, was courted for his business acumen by mayors, senators, and presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. He built a multifaceted business empire that encompassed real estate, department stores, banks, newspapers, and hotels, among others. Throughout his life, Greenfield was able to cross social, religious, and ethnic boundaries to form unique business alliances among Jews, Catholics, and African Americans. Join us as veteran journalist and author Dan Rottenberg discusses the rises, falls, and reinventions of this remarkable businessman. Followed by a reception.

About the Author:

Dan Rottenberg is the author of ten books, including The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance, and the founding editor of the Broad Street Review, an arts and culture website.


Dan Rottenberg discusses The Outsider.  Video Courtesy of Temple University Press: